Friday, October 31 2008
Mr. "Lowdown" takes his second, remarkably intelligent, shot at a set of classic American standards. Much better than Rod Stewart, if that means anything to you.
Thursday, May 8 2008
The Russian-born jazz trumpeter makes a deeply felt and beautiful record that sits on the soft edge of the tradition.
Friday, August 10 2007
The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.